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Weight loss surgery is a viable alternative to trying to lose weight through dieting, as well as a possible chance to improve and increase your quality of life. When you have weight loss surgery in Mexico you could possibly achieve many health benefits, including:


It potentially can decrease the risk of having different chronic diseases such as osteoporosis.

If there is obesity as well as Type 2 diabetes present, then weight loss surgery may be a viable way for the patient to reduce their sugar levels, to an acceptable level, as well as directly treat the cause of the problem which is usually the obesity. However, the effects of weight loss surgery on type 2 diabetes, will depend on the time of evolution and degree of severity of the type 2 diabetes prior to bariatric surgery, race, gender, age, degree of morbid obesity, patient's psychological condition, associated diseases, degree of physical activity and most importantly adaptation and modification of the patients eating habits and type of diet followed after surgery. Depending on the degree of improvement achieved, the dose of drugs for the treatment of diabetes can be reduced and in the best of situations even the suspension of the drug treatment depending on each patient outcome and results.

Corrects dyslipidemia which consists of increased cholesterol and triglycerides in most patients due to the radical change in diet type and digestive changes in fat absorption, however it is vitally important that the patient follow the recommendations of the doctor. The degree of improvement will depend on multiple factors such as: how sick the patient was prior to bariatric surgery, race, gender, age, degree of morbid obesity, patient's psychological status, associated diseases, grade of physical activity and most importantly the adaptation and modification of eating habits and type of diet after surgery. Reducing the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the body improves cardiovascular conditions and prevents diseases of this type.

The patient will achieve excess weight loss in variable ranges that in the best case scenario can be complete loss of all excess weight if the bariatric surgery that the patient chooses is the one most suitable for their specific needs. The most common recommended surgeries are the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgery and the end weight loss result is ultimately multifactorial, the most important factor being the type of surgery performed, then, whether it is a restrictive or mixed restrictive procedure or through malabsorption, other key factors are age of the patient, degree of morbid obesity, psychological status of the patient, associated diseases the patient may have, degree of physical activity and most importantly, the adaptation and modification of eating habits and type of diet after surgery.

There is an improvement in blood pressure levels associated with morbid obesity in patients who undergo bariatric surgery. The improvement is observed during the months and/or the first years after the surgery. The degree of improvement is variable and depends on multiple factors such as race, gender, age, degree of severity of arterial hypertension prior to surgery, degree of morbid obesity, patient's psychological status, associated diseases, degree of physical activity and more important is the adaptation and modification of eating habits and type of diet after surgery.

Sleep apnea improves noticeably with weight loss and surgery can help to cure sleep apnea. The degree of improvement will depend on multiple factors such as degree of affection prior to bariatric surgery, race, gender, age, degree of morbid obesity, patient's psychological state, associated diseases, degree of physical activity and, most importantly, adaptation and modification of eating habits and type of diet after surgery. Snoring also improved in most patients with weight loss.

FURTHER:

It is possible to reduce gastric reflux to a variable degree and to control it almost indefinitely with the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, because the anatomical changes made with this surgery are modified by several factors that before the surgery are predisposed to gastric reflux. The degree of improvement will depend on multiple factors such as degree of affection prior to bariatric surgery, race, gender, age, degree of morbid obesity, patient's psychological status, associated diseases, degree of physical activity and most importantly, adaptation and modification of eating habits and type of diet after surgery.

Symptoms of venous thromboembolism disease, such as swelling of the legs, have an index of variable improvement and may in some cases lead to complete control of the illness with weight loss surgery. The degree of improvement will depend on multiple factors such as degree of affection prior to bariatric surgery, race, gender, age, degree of morbid obesity, patient's psychological status, associated diseases, degree of physical activity and most importantly, adaptation and modification of eating habits after surgery.

Lumbar pain and joint pain are often alleviated or improved in relation to the degree of excess weight loss achieved. The degree of improvement will depend on multiple factors such as degree of affection prior to bariatric surgery, the origin of the lumbar pain, traumatic tears or strains, race, gender, age, degree of morbid obesity, psychological status of the patient, previous surgeries in the affected areas, degree of physical activity and most importantly the adaptation and modification of dietary habits and diet after surgery.

*Notice the results may vary for each patient depending on many factors related to race, age, health, gender and whether or not the patient follows the doctor’s post-operative instructions.

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